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Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi on Her Ectopic Pregnancy: "I Wanted to Be Mad at Someone"
Expecting her first child became "so much more precious" for the Shahs of Sunset mom-to-be after this experience.
This season of Shahs of Sunset has been filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows for Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi. After completing a round of IVF and undergoing an egg transfer with the use of a sperm donor, GG was pregnant with her first child, a joyous moment she let fans in on earlier this season.
Unfortunately, those happy moments were short-lived for GG. She revealed to Reza Farahan and Destiney Rose in the March 27 episode of Shahs of Sunset that she had lost the baby a few weeks after becoming pregnant. GG said she was in pain and had been bleeding after doctors had given her a drug to dissolve the fertilized egg. However, she said that she may have to have her fallopian tube removed.
Then in the April 3 episode of Shahs of Sunset, GG was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery to have both of her fallopian tubes removed. GG explained in more depth what she went through to the rest of the Shahs crew later that episode.
"What happened to me is called ectopic pregnancy. There's only 1 percent chance for that to happen through IVF, so everyone was in shock, my doctors, everyone. And then they start injections into my muscles to make it dissolve. So we did that. It hasn't dissolved," she explained. "Start getting these pains, and it got really bad. It was in there, it ruptured, which is what can kill the person. So they had to go in and they removed both my fallopian tubes. So I can never, in my life, get pregnant naturally. So it is what it is."
GG then started tearing up as she reminded her friends to put all of the drama they're going through in perspective. "It just happened so fast, and before I was even able to appreciate I'm f--king pregnant, I lost part of my reproductive system, so it is what it is," she shared. "But it's made me realize this s--t, a lot of it just needs to stop between a lot of us."
GG reflected more on this "very tough" time during her pregnancy journey in an interview with The Daily Dish in New York City in February, sharing that she felt like it was "karma" for her past. She opens up more about that in the above video.
"I don't fixate on things very long. I sort of get over things easily, and when that situation took place, I wanted to blame someone, I wanted to be mad at someone, and I had no one to be mad at. I'll never forget my doctor, he was devastated when it happened because it's almost less than a 1 percent chance of ectopic happening through IVF, so it was his first situation, and I just remember his eyes filling with tears," GG recalled to The Daily Dish. "I kept saying to him, 'I'm so sorry.' I wasn't thinking that this is happening to me. I kept thinking, 'Oh my god, I'm sorry I failed my doctor.' It was just, it was a lot to process, but I came out of it, and I went at it again."
However, this experience didn't deter GG from making her dream of becoming a mom a reality. "For me, the ultimate goal was to have a child, and I wasn't planning to stop until I was told there's no way in hell that it's possible for me to have a child," she said. "Getting up and starting again after that unfortunate situation, it was not a doubt in my mind. It's what I had to do."
GG underwent another round of IVF after she was given the OK by her doctor following her recovery in August 2019. By early October, she announced to the world that she was expecting her first child. GG is now about eight-and-a-half months pregnant and getting ready to welcome son Elijah this spring.
Back when she spoke to The Daily Dish in February, GG couldn't have been more thankful to be expecting her first child in just a few short months after what she went through to start a family. "I'm so excited right now being seven months pregnant right now," she shared. "Knowing that I had to go through that to get to where I am right now, it's made it so much more precious and so much more valuable for me."
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Watch GG open up more about becoming a mom for the first time, below.
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